Malaysia

Cameron Highlands, Pahang: Dreamlike Mossy Forests of Gunung Brinchang [SP]

Posted on June 23, 2012

Fairytale-like mossy forests of Gunung Brinchang. Big Bad Wolf not included. A diversion road from the junction to the BOH Tea Plantation and Factory leads to the dreamy forested slopes of Gunung Brinchang (Mt. Brinchang), the second tallest peak in Cameron Highlands at 2000 meters high. A four-story high observation tower, flanked by telecommunication towers, tops the summit of the mountain, providing a fantastic vantage point – most especially when the weather is clear – to survey the nearby forests, countrysideRead More

Cameron Highlands, Pahang: Tea-riffic Time at BOH Tea Plantation & Factory [SP]

Posted on June 23, 2012

BOH Tea Plantations at the foothills of Gunung Brinchang, Cameron Highlands Nothing says “Cameron Highlands” like the undulating landscape of manicured tea hedgerows as far as the eye can see. Naturally, a visit to the plantation of BOH Tea – Malaysia’s largest producer of premium black teas – is, without question, a must. If the traffic jam of weekenders leading to their tea center is any indication, it is also Malaysia’s No. 1 preferred tea brand. Visit the BOH TeaRead More

Lojing Highlands, Kelantan: Blowing Darts at an Aboriginal Senoi Village [SP]

Posted on June 23, 2012

Learning darts, aboriginal-style! After our two-hour return hike to see the Rafflesia blooms, we detoured to a small resettlement village of the Senoi, one of the orang asli or aboriginal groups of Malaysia for a demonstration of their blowpipe hunting skills. While there are no more real aboriginal villages in Lojing Highlands, the government has provided resettlement villages for displaced families, where some of them earn a living through eco-tourism and handicraft-making. There were 22 families living in the villageRead More

Lojing Highlands, Kelantan: Blowing Darts at an Aboriginal Senoi Village [SP]

Posted on June 23, 2012

Learning darts, aboriginal-style! After our two-hour return hike to see the Rafflesia blooms, we detoured to a small resettlement village of the Senoi, one of the orang asli or aboriginal groups of Malaysia for a demonstration of their blowpipe hunting skills. While there are no more real aboriginal villages in Lojing Highlands, the government has provided resettlement villages for displaced families, where some of them earn a living through eco-tourism and handicraft-making. There were 22 families living in the villageRead More

Lojing Highlands, Kelantan: Jungle Trekking for Rafflesia, the World’s Biggest Flower! [SP]

Posted on June 23, 2012

Rafflesia in the flesh at Lojing Highlands, Kelantan! A closer look at Rafflesia kerrii, second largest in the genus Driving an hour north of the popular hill resort of Cameron Highlands, our full-day adventure started as soon as our 4X4 Land Rover detoured to a bumpy dirt track that lead to our jump-off point to a quick jungle trek to find the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world, which I’ve been trying to see for years.  The forests ofRead More

George Town & Melaka: Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

Posted on May 12, 2011

Stadthuys (Red Square), Melaka If the Philippines has Vigan, Malaysia has the World Heritage cities of George Town and Melaka. Having the opportunity to visit Singapore frequently for business trips has afforded me leisurely side trips to Peninsular Malaysia from time to time. My favorite getaway is Melaka, a former settlement of the British East India Company which still retains much of its colonial, small town charm. It is a city that wakes up the senses: the architectural textures ofRead More

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